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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:30

Kazakhstan benefits from EXPO-2017

Kazakhstan benefits from EXPO-2017

“2 million people were expected to visit the exhibition for three months. To date, this figure comprised 2.5 million visitors. The number of visits to international pavilions was supposed to be at least 5 million, now it has reached the mark of 20 million. ‘Nur Alem’ is the most popular pavilion among visitors. As of today, 831 thousand tourists have visited it. By the end of the exhibition this figure is expected to reach 1 million. Since opening, 68 national days have been held at EXPO-2017. In addition, 106 high-ranking guests visited the exhibition, including 19 heads of state, 16 prime ministers and their deputies, 11 speakers of parliaments and their deputies, 60 ministers and their deputies. Foreign countries spent about $100 million to prepare their pavilions”, Chairman of the Board of the National Company Astana Expo-2017 JSC Akhmetzhan Yesimov said during the meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the official website of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

EXPO has positively impacted almost all sectors of the economy. The number of tourists in hotels and hostels in Astana increased by 27%, their occupancy rate reached 60%. Due to this, additional funds were received in the budget of the capital. Jobs were opened. 196 Kazakhstani companies took part in the construction of the exhibition complex. This is about 200,000 people.

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